The other day I read an article about people who are naturally givers. One of the points that really stuck out in me is the comment that givers should naturally also be receivers. If we are really truly to believe that we reap what we sow then it follows suit that giving out should reap receiving.
The hard thing for some of us, including me, is that it can be more difficult to receive. Why that is, I really don’t know for sure. Maybe its a sense of being unworthy of what we, or I, am getting. But, there comes a time when we, as well as I, need to activate our faith and show that we truly believe it.
Last night I created a GoFundMe campaign for my counseling/coaching office and eventually healing center. The amount is for one years lease. That is what I am believing for. I played with this idea for a long time. I would think of it, leave it alone, and then think of it again. After writing on my book all day yesterday its the first thing that popped into my brain. So, I guess there is something that I need to see here, and I created the account.
The amount is chosen according to the local leasing averages in the area I feel led to plant. The irony of it is that the things I am creating allow me to give more. Yes, I receive as well, but isnt that the point? It’s not a personal medical emergency, no one has passed away, and its not for anyone’s cancer. I struggled with this, but it is for those who have, and are, experiencing those things just as much because I assist those who are dealing with trauma and a crisis.
Since I am putting myself out there in every avenue it will be seen, my blog is no exception. It really is a step of faith because the risk is that I will see who will respond to me and who does not. At least a response that says, “I wish I could but I can’t” is a step in the right direction. I struggled with it all because of how revealing it will be. Jesus said to ask and it shall be given, for everyone who asks receives. So, here is the deal. I am asking, not just those who know me, but those who don’t. I am asking God, because he wants me to ask. It’s a strange feeling for someone who mainly gives out. Maybe its time for me to really receive? Ya think? I wonder…..
Any response is still a response. There is no big or small here, just caring and faith. So here is my link with my story and donation site, please pass it on! And remember when you give you are also receiving….
GoFundMe for Jenine Marie Coaching and Ministries LLC
Loving you from here,
Dr. Jenine Marie